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Lamech mocks Jesus: the Word-personified

Q2: Discussion of Memrah

(1) Ge 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

Here is the first scripture using "memrah". The KJV translates this word as "speech". What the context is about the Author doesn't know. Hebrew context can be hard at times, and some sentences are best left alone.

Jeff Benner is his Ancient Hebrew Research Center does not help much, so let's try a more inspired Hebrew English Translator, the SOP:

In the beginning, God gave to Adam one wife, thus showing his order. He never designed that man should have a plurality of wives. Lamech was the first who departed in this respect from God's wise arrangement. He had two wives, which created discord in his family. The envy and jealousy of both made Lamech unhappy. (Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, Page 99)

To the crime of murder, in which Cain had led the way, Lamech, the fifth in descent, added polygamy, and, boastfully defiant, he acknowledged God, only to draw from the avenging of Cain an assurance of his own safety. (Patriarchs and Prophets, Page 81)

As Jeff Benner correctly says, these verses are poetry, and need to be arranged as parallels of similes:

Ge 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech,

  • hearken unto my words-personified:
  • for I have slain a man to my wounding,
  • and a young man to my hurt,
  • If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,
  • truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

    As Jeff Benner points out, Lamech did not kill anybody personally himself. But using the SOP as a better guide, we can see Lamech did kill somebody personally, He was destroying Jesus, and His mercy for Cain. If Jesus allowed Cain to remain alive after his sin, how is Lamech any better introducing polygamy for the first time? So Lamech is actually mocking God. So even from this first use of "memrah", we see a poetry play on words and their broad meanings.

     The strong flowing authority of a secular Person in this context. But who was Lamech mocking here?

    He was mocking Jesus, the word- personified.  

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